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Financial help: latest information:

  • by JW

local official advice giving some clarity.


Over the last weeks, these news pages have attempted to keep abreast of the latest financial help on offer from the government:

Financial help and resilience: a further guide


The government has made further new offers of financial help:

UK furlough scheme extended by four months |

UK emergency CBILS and ‘bounce back’ loans for small firms hits £15 billion |


Although in another area, it might not be enough:

UK retailers warn of ‘imminent collapse’ without more state help |

Just 10% of promised government-backed coronavirus loans reach businesses |


It can seem a rather unclear, if confusing, picture:

Boris Johnson’s announcement of new coronavirus measures caused ‘confusion’ for businesses, says CBI chief |


Nevertheless, MPs are trying to give clear, helpful information to constituents – with East Devon’s MP here:

Coronavirus guidance for people and businesses |

And another MP’s website with very helpful info and advice here:

Covid-19 Support


A very good place to go is the Citizens’ Advice Bureau:

And another is the Federation of Small Businesses:


And locally, there is the Chamber of Commerce with a lot of practical information: